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February 2011

March 1, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
living with lindsay

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Keep working and always enjoy the process.


{Janice Lowry}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Living With Lindsay
Ribbon and Bird
Chandelier Tutorial.

L to R: 1. merriweathercouncil. 2. i am baker. 3. ISLY.

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birthday tree
Linda Woods Guest Curator
Sometimes I think it's funny how I rarely hear people ask plumbers or mechanics about the moment they knew that's what they were ...

Linda Woods
  John Azoni   Linda Woods

Jordan Ferney
Oh Happy Dah!

Birthday Tree.

 

John Azoni
"My Burger Awaits"

 

Visual Chronicles
Disrespected, yo.

 

Carol Spinski Carol Spinski Guest Curator
As I sat by my mom's hospice bed that day holding tight to her hands, I watched every last breath that she took. In those final hours, I was overwhelmed with the sense of pride I felt to call this gracious woman ...
raised in cotton   Single Stone Studios   Elizabeth Maxson
Raised in Cotton
Surround yourself with creative friends.
  Modern Country
No translation needed.
  Elizabeth Maxson
Stunning rooms.

For the Love of ... Artwear  
diy asymmetrical necklace   oilcloth covered sneakers   polar fleece poncho
Craftee
DIY Asymmetrical necklace.
  The Crafty Chica
Oilcloth Covered Sneakers.
  Between the Lines
Polar Fleece Poncho.

For the Love of ... Pink  
pink coat   ruffle bib tutorial   cynthia shaffer
Sense Of Fashion
Pink Coat.
  Paper Flower Girl
Happy New Year.
  Cynthia Shaffer
Heaven on Earth.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Pam Carriker   Pam Carriker
Hearts in Jars
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Art at the Speed of Life
by Pam Carriker
{Interweave}
  A Chance to Win!
A copy of Pam Carriker's
Art at the Speed of Life & More!
Enter by 3/15/11 5PM (PST)
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Sheryl Putnam   bulb wedding favors   Kids In Need Foundation
Sheryl Putnam
My husband and I left our
home we loved ...
  Once Wed
DIY Spring Bulb Wedding Favors.
  Kids In Need Foundation
Ensuring that every child is prepared to learn and succeed.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Tammy Smith

This Week :: Doing What You Love
Thoughts from mother, artist and author:
Shona Cole
An Interview with :: Tammy Smith
A fascinating exploration of tattered vestiges.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
be inspired   sweet potato soul   CRESCENDOh Palette
Inspired Artist Workshop
May 11-14, 2011
Charlotte, NC

Complete events listing here
.
  Sweet Potato Soul
Raw Red Lentil Hummus.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

cathy cullis

knitted rabbit

cathycullis
Trio of pointy hat chaps.

forestblue
Knitted stuffed rabbit.

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February 28, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Woodland Friends Stamps by Danita

Monday, February 28, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
It's a helluva start, being able to
recognize what makes you happy.


{Lucille Ball}

 
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CRESCENDOh Staccato

New from CRESCENDOh:
Woodland Friends Stamps
by Danita.

L to R: 1. bless her heart. 2. Sweet Paul. 3. botanicalmarket.

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alisa burke
Linda Woods Guest Curator
Sometimes I think it's funny how I rarely hear people ask plumbers or mechanics about the moment they knew that's what they were ...

Linda Woods
  house tweaking   linda woods

Alisa Burke
Vintage Inspired
Fleece Hat Tutorial.

 

House Tweaking
Hand painted circles
for the powder room.

 

Visual Chronicles
Disrespected, yo.

 

Carol Spinski Carol Spinski Guest Curator
As I sat by my mom's hospice bed that day holding tight to her hands, I watched every last breath that she took. In those final hours, I was overwhelmed with the sense of pride I felt to call this gracious woman ...
raised in cotton   Single Stone Studios   Karla's Cottage
Raised in Cotton
Surround yourself with creative friends.
  Blomsterverkstad
Planting season.
  Karla's Cottage
Nesting Banners.

For the Love of ... Edible Art  
homemade applesauce   memory game tutorial   ladybug sandwich
Food for Tots
Homemade applesauce.
  The Pastry Affair
Meyer Lemon Curd.
  Cute Food for Kids
Ladybug Sandwich.

For the Love of ... Creative Stitching  
embroidered perpetual calendar   ruffle bib tutorial   buton embroidery
BySaraLynn
Embroidered perpetual calendar.
  Craftiness is Not Optional
Ruffle bib tutorial.
  doe c doe
Button embroidery.

Studio CRESCENDOh
Archives
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Pam Carriker   stamped metal jewelry
Hearts in Jars
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Art at the Speed of Life
by Pam Carriker
{Interweave}
  Stamped Metal Jewelry
by Lisa Niven Kelly
{Interweave}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Sheryl Putnam   wedding bee   Kids In Need Foundation
Sheryl Putnam
My husband and I left our
home we loved ...
  Wedding Bee
Wooden cake pedestal tutorial.
  Kids In Need Foundation
Ensuring that every child is prepared to learn and succeed.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Tammy Smith

This Week :: Doing What You Love
Thoughts from mother, artist and author:
Shona Cole
An Interview with :: Tammy Smith
A fascinating exploration of tattered vestiges.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
be inspired   chap chae with tempah   CRESCENDOh Palette
Inspired Artist Workshop
May 11-14, 2011
Charlotte, NC

Complete events listing here
.
  Chocolate & Carrots
Chap Chae with Tempeh.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

blue hearts garland

cross stitch felt heart pin

annemariesbreiblog
Blue Hearts garland.

ERGANIweaving
Cross-stitch felt heart pin.

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February 27, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
snowflake chandelier

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Always tell the truth—it's the easiest thing to remember.


{David Mamet}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Make Grow Gather
by Kelly Wilkinson

Snowflake Chandelier

L to R: 1. Maggie Makes 2. The Old Red Hen 3. Edible Europe

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karen russell
Danielle Muller Guest Curator
Growing up in a family of creative souls, I was constantly surrounded by "art." My great-grandmother was a seamstress, my grandmother crocheted, my grandfather was a stained glass artisan ...

danielle muller
  French General   danielle muller

Karen Russell
Photography queen.

 

French General
Be still my beating heart.

 

The Vintage Dragonfly
A Wintery Walk.

 

cheryl stoneham Cheryl Stoneham Guest Curator
ART ... Throughout my life, I've always loved dabbling in different art mediums, but have never considered myself an "artist." During my years as a child at home, my refuge would be drawing, doodling, and sewing in the solace of my bedroom ...
Cheryl Stoneham   michelle geller   inspire co
Inside the Bubble
More Silver Bella Fun.
  Michelle Geller
Bella sisters and a treasured fatbook made with
vintage ephemera.
  Inspire Co.
Love her online publication. Tons of great, doable ideas.

For the Love of ... Home  
embroidery hoop art   mix and match napkins   spoon napkin rings
make and takes
Embroidery hoop art.
  Sew4Home
Mix & Match Napkins.
  BasilicusJones
Vintage spoon
napkin rings.

For the Love of ... Aprons  
vintage hanky apron tutorial   purple pockets apron   jabberwocky
Apron of Grace
Vintage hanky
apron tutorial.
  Mantua Maker
Purple Pockets Apron.
  Jabberwocky
Transforming the apron.

Studio CRESCENDOh
Archives
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Keri Smith   mark montano
Hearts in Jars
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  This is Not a Book
by Keri Smith
{A Perigree Book}
  Pulp Fiction
by Mark Montano
{Design Originals}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Cherie Wilson   ruffle cake tutorial   Beyond Borders
Cherie Wilson
I have learned that this
artful experience ...
  My Sweet Saucy
Ruffle Cake Tutorial.
  Beyond Borders:
Fostering sharing and understanding across cultural
and economic borders.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Lesley Riley

Lynn Whipple

This Week :: Who Do You Think You Are?
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Lynn Whipple
The joy of her art.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
the makerie   sweet and salty bars   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Makerie
A Creative Retreat
April 7-10, 2011
Boulder, Colorado

Complete events listing here
.
  Momtastic
An Oscar Night Treat: Sweet and Salty Bars.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

red heart shoes

heart to heart necklace

SmilingKnitting: Red Heart Shoes.

Meltemsem: Heart to Heart Sterling Necklace.

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February 26, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
free motion embroidery

Saturday, February 26, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Courage is the ability to distinguish
between real and perceived threats,
being able to know what should be feared
and what should not be.

{Socrates}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

P.Nosa
Free motion embroidery demo.

L to R: 1. The Long Thread. 2. Rebecca Sower. 3. Cherry Berries.

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Sandra Evertson
Danielle Muller Guest Curator
Growing up in a family of creative souls, I was constantly surrounded by "art." My great-grandmother was a seamstress, my grandmother crocheted, my grandfather was a stained glass artisan ...

danielle muller
  kimberly taylor images   danielle muller

Sandra Evertson:
When I grow up.

 

Kimberly Taylor Images:
Inspiration at every corner.

 

The Vintage Dragonfly:
A Wintery Walk.

 

cheryl stoneham Cheryl Stoneham Guest Curator
ART ... Throughout my life, I've always loved dabbling in different art mediums, but have never considered myself an "artist." During my years as a child at home, my refuge would be drawing, doodling, and sewing in the solace of my bedroom ...
Cheryl Stoneham   sweet eye candy creations   holly loves art
Inside the Bubble:
More Silver Bella Fun.
  Sweet Eye Candy Creations:
A glorious weekend of friendship and art at the seaside and some gorgeous eye candy.
  Holly Loves Art:
Girlfriends gathering
to celebrate.

For the Love of ... Mommy&Me  
heart tutorial   fishing game   let it snow tee
Mommy & Charli:
Valentines Craft.
  Alli Crafts:
Fishing Game Kid's Toy.
  Nap Time Crafters:
Let it snow tutorial.

For the Love of ... Creative Stitching  
tea wallet tutorial   ruffle butt onesie   parasol tutorial
Handmade Therapy:
Tea Wallet Tutorial.
  Handmade Baby Clothes:
Ruffle Butt Onesie Tutorial.
  Hexotica:
Parasol tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
Archives
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Keri Smith   mark montano
Balsa Wood Markers
by Shona Cole
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  This is Not a Book
by Keri Smith
{A Perigree Book}
  Pulp Fiction
by Mark Montano
{Design Originals}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Cherie Wilson   chalkboard heart   Beyond Borders
Cherie Wilson
I have learned that this
artful experience ...
  braggingbags:
Heart chalkboard wedding sign.
  Beyond Borders:
Fostering sharing and understanding across cultural
and economic borders.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Lesley Riley

Lynn Whipple

This Week :: Who Do You Think You Are?
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Lynn Whipple
The joy of her art.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
the makerie   blueberry crumble   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Makerie
A Creative Retreat
April 7-10, 2011
Boulder, Colorado

Complete events listing here
.
  La Mia Vita Dolce:
Raspberry and Blueberry, Pistachio-Almond Crumble.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

heart shaped braided rug

bunny pillow

mrsginther: heart-shaped braided rug.

littlecottagepillows: gray floppy ears bunny pillow.

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February 25, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
little treasures

Friday, February 24, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
I can see clearly now, the rain has gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright, bright sun-shiny day.

{Johnny Nash}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Little Treasures:
Crochet Delight Necklace Tutorial.

L to R: 1. Hip Hip Hooray! 2. Handmade Spark. 3. Twirling Betty.

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inspired co
Danielle Muller Guest Curator
Growing up in a family of creative souls, I was constantly surrounded by "art." My great-grandmother was a seamstress, my grandmother crocheted, my grandfather was a stained glass artisan ...

danielle muller
  rebecca sower   danielle muller

Inspired Co:
Honored to join
these creative souls.

 

Rebecca Sower:
Living a creative life.

 

The Vintage Dragonfly:
A Wintery Walk.

 

cheryl stoneham Cheryl Stoneham Guest Curator
ART ... Throughout my life, I've always loved dabbling in different art mediums, but have never considered myself an "artist." During my years as a child at home, my refuge would be drawing, doodling, and sewing in the solace of my bedroom ...
Cheryl Stoneham   Jodie R. LeJeune   simply me art
Inside the Bubble:
More Silver Bella Fun.
  Jodie R. LeJeune
Incredible decor for her Christmas Open House.
  Simply Me Art:
Handcrafted jewelry using vintage pieces.

For the Love of ... Art Dolls  
homemade by jill   rag doll tutorial   stray sock doll tutorial
homemade by jill:
Hand painted Matryoshka Dolls Tutorial.
  Miss Gioia:
Rag Doll Tutorial.
  Show Tell Share:
Stray sock doll tutorial.

For the Love of ... Flowers  
crocheted flowers   mason jar vase   ruffled flower rag quilt pattern
crochet mania:
Slinky crocheted flowers.
  Mid West Finds:
Mason Jar Vase.
  I Am Only 1 Woman
Ruffled Flower
Rag Quilt Pattern.

Studio CRESCENDOh
Archives
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Keri Smith   mark montano
Hearts in Jars
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  This is Not a Book
by Keri Smith
{A Perigree Book}
  Pulp Fiction
by Mark Montano
{Design Originals}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Cherie Wilson   origami lotus flower   Beyond Borders
Cherie Wilson
I have learned that this
artful experience ...
  fishandlotus:
Origami Lotus Fower.
  Beyond Borders:
Fostering sharing and understanding across cultural
and economic borders.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Lesley Riley

Lynn Whipple

This Week :: Who Do You Think You Are?
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Lynn Whipple
The joy of her art.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
the makerie   prawn salad   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Makerie
A Creative Retreat
April 7-10, 2011
Boulder, Colorado

Complete events listing here
.
  Yummy Supper:
Prawn, Lime, Cilantro, and Coconut Rice Salad.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

pencil necklace

porcelain spoons

baltica: pencil necklace.

hodgepodgearts: porcelain spoons.

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February 24, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
flapper hat

Thursday, February 24, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
And in the end,
the love you make
is equal to the love
you take.

{The Beatles}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Double Stitch Twins for Red Heart
Flapper hat Crochet Pattern.

L to R:
1.
With Our Best. 2. How About Orange. 3. Button Boutique.

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frugal farmhouse design
Danielle Muller Guest Curator
Growing up in a family of creative souls, I was constantly surrounded by "art." My great-grandmother was a seamstress, my grandmother crocheted, my grandfather was a stained glass artisan ...

danielle muller
  charlotte lyons   danielle muller

Frugal Farmhouse Design:
Amazing makeovers on a budget.

 

Charlotte Lyons:
A special post from a sweet friend ... a reminder to live life to the fullest.

 

The Vintage Dragonfly:
A Wintery Walk.

 

cheryl stoneham Cheryl Stoneham Guest Curator
ART ... Throughout my life, I've always loved dabbling in different art mediums, but have never considered myself an "artist." During my years as a child at home, my refuge would be drawing, doodling, and sewing in the solace of my bedroom ...
Cheryl Stoneham   the fancy farmgirl   karla nathan
Inside the Bubble:
More Silver Bella Fun.
  Sandy Navarro:
Inspiring swaps.
  Karla Nathan:
Not-to-miss tutorials on painting furniture, chandeliers, etc.

For the Love of ... Crochet  
crochet party chain   flora rabbit tutorial   crocheted flowers and leaves
Cornflower Blue:
Crochet Party Chain.
  Greedy For Colour:
Flora Rabbit Tutorial.
  Attic 24:
Crocheted Flowers and Leaves Tutorial.

For the Love of ... Artwear  
paris belt tutorial   bouquet bag   flower necklace tutorial
Stitch Story
Paris Belt Tutotial.
  Just Chic:
Bouquet bag tutorial.
  Fabric, Paper, Thread:
Flower Necklace Tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
Archives
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Keri Smith   mark montano
Balsa Wood Markers
by Shona Cole
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  This is Not a Book
by Keri Smith
{A Perigree Book}
  Pulp Fiction
by Mark Montano
{Design Originals}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Cherie Wilson   wedding cake card   Beyond Borders
Cherie Wilson
I have learned that this
artful experience ...
  bybelinda:
Wedding Cake Card.
  Beyond Borders:
Fostering sharing and understanding across cultural
and economic borders.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Lesley Riley

Lynn Whipple

This Week :: Who Do You Think You Are?
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Lynn Whipple
The joy of her art.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
the makerie   noodles with prawn gravy   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Makerie
A Creative Retreat
April 7-10, 2011
Boulder, Colorado

Complete events listing here
.
  Trissalicious:
Philippine style noodles in a prawn gravy.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

paper lover's stationery

vintage secretarial text

MiniatureRhino: Paper lover's stationery.

ankiradesign: vintage secretarial text.

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February 23, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
button clock tutorial

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
An executive is a person who always decides;
sometimes he decides correctly,
but he always decides.


{John H. Patterson}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Epheriell Designs:
Button Clock Tutorial.

L to R:
1.
Aunt Peg's Jewelry. 2. Bubble and Sweet. 3. Marcella Treybig.

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Dreamy Whites
Danielle Muller Guest Curator
Growing up in a family of creative souls, I was constantly surrounded by "art." My great-grandmother was a seamstress, my grandmother crocheted, my grandfather was a stained glass artisan ...

danielle muller
  French General   danielle muller

Dreamy Whites:
Beautiful site ... beautiful photography ... beautiful projects.

 

Kelle Hampton:
Reading this story changed my life.

 

The Vintage Dragonfly:
A Wintery Walk.

 

cheryl stoneham Cheryl Stoneham Guest Curator
ART ... Throughout my life, I've always loved dabbling in different art mediums, but have never considered myself an "artist." During my years as a child at home, my refuge would be drawing, doodling, and sewing in the solace of my bedroom ...
Cheryl Stoneham   beth leintz   cardmaking
Inside the Bubble:
More Silver Bella Fun.
  Beth Leintz:
Great tutorial for bag with vintage lace.
  Just Make Stuff:
Cardmaking inspiration.

For the Love of ... Creative Stitching  
felt easter egg   the quilted fish   little bag sewing tutorial
Behind the Beans:
Felt Easter Egg
Sugar Cookie Tutorial.
  The Quilted Fish:
Mini Quilt Tutorial.
  Raising Homemakers:
Little Bag Sewing Tutorial.

For the Love of ... Paper  
art journaling   watercolor mobile tutorial   Cynthia Shaffer
I Love It All:
Art Journal Update
Jetpens Review.
  Our Big Earth:
Watercolor Mobile Tutorial.
  Cynthia Shaffer:
Brown Bag & Linen Envelopes Tutorial

Studio CRESCENDOh
Archives
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Keri Smith   mark montano
Balsa Wood Markers
by Shona Cole
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  This is Not a Book
by Keri Smith
{A Perigree Book}
  Pulp Fiction
by Mark Montano
{Design Originals}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Cherie Wilson   bridal bouquet of tutorial   Beyond Borders
Cherie Wilson
I have learned that this
artful experience ...
  bumblebee & sophie::
Bridal Bouquet Tutorial.
  Beyond Borders:
Fostering sharing and understanding across cultural
and economic borders.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Lesley Riley

Lynn Whipple

This Week :: Who Do You Think You Are?
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Lynn Whipple
The joy of her art.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
the makerie   sippity sup   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Makerie
A Creative Retreat
April 7-10, 2011
Boulder, Colorado

Complete events listing here
.
  SippitySup:
Spiced salmon with braised shallots & sunchoke puree.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

red poppies wall wear

hand embroidered molskine

neawear: Red Poppies Wall Wear.

papermodeHome: hand-embroidered moleskine.

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February 22, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
make it modern

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.


{Banksy}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Make It Modern
Alphabet Magnet Tutorial.

L to R: 1. WWF. 2. Jurianne Matter. 3. Martha Stewart.

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Heather Bullard
Danielle Muller Guest Curator
Growing up in a family of creative souls, I was constantly surrounded by "art." My great-grandmother was a seamstress, my grandmother crocheted, my grandfather was a stained glass artisan ...

danielle muller
  French General   danielle muller

Heather Bullard:
Oh ... how I have always wanted one of these! Some day.

 

French General:
Be still my beating heart.

 

The Vintage Dragonfly:
A Wintery Walk.

 

cheryl stoneham Cheryl Stoneham Guest Curator
ART ... Throughout my life, I've always loved dabbling in different art mediums, but have never considered myself an "artist." During my years as a child at home, my refuge would be drawing, doodling, and sewing in the solace of my bedroom ...
Cheryl Stoneham   the fancy farmgirl   becky novacek
Inside the Bubble:
More Silver Bella Fun.
  The Fancy Farmgirl:
The "fanciest" chicken coop I've ever seen.
  Becky Novacek:
Love her weekly "b" lists.

For the Love of ... Creative Stitching  
new hat tutorial   lavender key rings   resweater
annekata:
New Hat Tutorial.
  Folksy:
Pretty lavender key rings.
  Resweater:
Stitched "food" tutorial.

For the Love of ... Green Chic  
upcycled headband   upcycled necklace   upcycled bottlecap jewelry
Thrillingly Thrifty
Upcycled Belt
Headband Tutorial.
  Olive Bites Blog:
Upcycled computer key initial necklace tutorial.
  Adaptive Reuse:
Upcycled bottlecap jewelry.

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Balsa Wood Markers
by Shona Cole
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  This is Not a Book
by Keri Smith
{A Perigree Book}
  Pulp Fiction
by Mark Montano
{Design Originals}
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Cherie Wilson   Birch Vase Centerpiece   Beyond Borders
Cherie Wilson
I have learned that this
artful experience ...
  braggingbags:
Birch Vase Centerpiece.
  Beyond Borders:
Fostering sharing and understanding across cultural
and economic borders.
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Lesley Riley

Lynn Whipple

This Week :: Who Do You Think You Are?
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Lynn Whipple
The joy of her art.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
the makerie   baked italian oysters   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Makerie
A Creative Retreat
April 7-10, 2011
Boulder, Colorado

Complete events listing here
.
  Women's Health:
Mussels in Beer Broth.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

gnome home

framed chalkboard

thelittlereddoor: Big Little Heart Gnome Home.

TheDoorStop: framed chalkboard.

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February 21, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
stick horse tutorial

Monday, February 21, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Success is a lousy teacher.
It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.


{Bill Gates}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

lightbluegrey:
DIY Stick Horse Tutorial.

L to R: 1. merriment design. 2. Attic 24.. 3. Craft Jr.

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misty mawn
Danielle Muller Guest Curator
Growing up in a family of creative souls, I was constantly surrounded by "art." My great-grandmother was a seamstress, my grandmother crocheted, my grandfather was a stained glass artisan ...

danielle muller
  tongue in cheek   danielle muller

Misty Mawn:
Inspiring imagery and artwork.

 

Tongue in Cheek:
The beauty of true love.

 

The Vintage Dragonfly:
A Wintery Walk.

 

cheryl stoneham Cheryl Stoneham Guest Curator
ART ... Throughout my life, I've always loved dabbling in different art mediums, but have never considered myself an "artist." During my years as a child at home, my refuge would be drawing, doodling, and sewing in the solace of my bedroom ...
Cheryl Stoneham   k<a href="http://artisticbliss.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/10/fall-cleaning-and-nesting-.html" target="_blank"><img src="file:///Jenny-HD/Users/jennydoh/Library/Application%20Support/Adobe/Contribute%20CS4/en_US/Sites/Site4AssetsTemp/kim.jpg" alt="amy powers" width="140" height="140" style="border: 7px solid #808080;" /></a>im caldwell   raised in cotton
Inside the Bubble:
More Silver Bella Fun.
  Kim Caldwell:
Gorgeous studio.
  Raised in Cotton:
Decorating with
salvaged items.

For the Love of ... Mommy&Me  
chez beeper bebe   memory game tutorial   homemade kites
Chez Beeper Bebe:
Recycled Mooshy Belly Bunny Tutorial and Pattern.
  Made by Joel:
Memory game tutorial.
  The Journals of
Giddy Giddy.

DIY Homemade Kites.

For the Love of ... Knitting  
knit o matic   little cotton rabbits   pop tart phone cozy
Knit-O-Matic:
The Illy Cowl & Pattern.
  Little Cotton Rabbits:
Knitted cupcake pattern.
  Bitter Sweet
Pop Tart Phone Cozy.

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Crescendoh   Keri Smith   mark montano
Balsa Wood Markers
by Shona Cole
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  This is Not a Book
by Keri Smith
{A Perigree Book}
  Pulp Fiction
by Mark Montano
{Design Originals}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Cherie Wilson   crepe paper flowers   Beyond Borders
Cherie Wilson
I have learned that this
artful experience ...
  The Bride's Cafe:
DIY Crepe Paper Flowers.
  Beyond Borders:
Fostering sharing and understanding across cultural
and economic borders.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
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Legato
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Lesley Riley

Lynn Whipple

This Week :: Who Do You Think You Are?
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Lynn Whipple
The joy of her art.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
the makerie   baked italian oysters   CRESCENDOh Palette
The Makerie
A Creative Retreat
April 7-10, 2011
Boulder, Colorado

Complete events listing here
.
  My Recipes:
Baked Italian Oysters.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

willow branches seashell

sterling stacking ring

winsomehollow: willow branches seashell. tinahdee: sterling stacking ring.

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February 20, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
terrarium tutorial

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Reality is that which,
when you stop believing in it,
doesn't go away.

{Philip K. Dick}
 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

a subtle revelry:
Light bulb terrariums tutorial.

L to R: 1. Bachman's Sparrow. 2. Bulbs Unlimited. 3. Souther Salazar.

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simply modern mom
Megan Hunt Guest Curator
I feel like I never "became" an artist any more than I became a daughter or an American or a lover of fashion or a hater of casseroles ...

Megan Hunt
  meg duerksen   princess lasertron

Simply Modern Mom:
Try this simple pleated bow pillowcase dress.

 

whatever ...
This post by Meg Duerksen is a great resource to save for your bored kids.

 

Princess Lasertron:
Photos from one of my recent bridal orders: fancy embroidery, crystals,
and vintage pearls!

 

Cari Kraft Cari Kraft Guest Curator
I never really thought about what my ART SAVES story would be until Jenny asked me to participate. For me, art has always been a part of my life. My family was very conscientious about using everything we had effectively. Not so much by choice as out of necessity ...
Cari Kraft   amy powers   maija lepore
Cari Kraft:
What should we make today?
  Amy Powers:
I can always count on Amy to have some amazingly cute and inspiring something on her blog.
  Maija Lepore:
Maija continues to inspire me with her creativity, her huge heart and
fantastic hugs.

For the Love of ... Creative Stitching  
ric rac flowers embroidery tutorial   monogram applique onesie tutorial   knickers with lace applique
Gumbo Lily:
Ric-rac flowers
embroidery tutorial.
  Handmade Baby Clothes:
Monogram Applique
Onesie Tutorial.
  Colette Patterns:
Knickers with lace applique tutorial.

For the Love of ... Edible Art  
heart shaped egg   chocolate bowls and fruit   berry brulee
Anna the Red:
How to make a
heart-shaped egg.
  Cynthia Shaffer:
Chocolate Bowls and Fruit Tutorial.
  What Katie Ate:
Berry Brulee.

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Crescendoh   bead on a wire   Make Your Own Misfits
Embellished Jars with Letters
by Becky Shander
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Bead on a Wire
by Sharilyn Miller
{North Light Books}
  Make Your Own Misfits
by Fumie Kamijo & Rosie Short
{Cico Books}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
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Gayle Bodine   felt bouquet   Animal Place
Gayle Bodine
I have used art as an elixir for depression since I was ...
  The Bride's Cafe:
DIY Felt bouquet.
  Animal Place:
Compassion for all life.
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The Good Coach
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Lesley Riley

Meg Allan Cole

This Week :: Your Most Important Art Supply
Thoughts from internationally known artist,
instructor, author and creativity coach:
Lesley Riley
An Interview with :: Meg Allan Cole
DIY maven. Clothing designer. Actress.
Activist. Blogger. Lover of Life.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
lisa engelbrecht   cannelle et vanille   CRESCENDOh Palette
Shimmer & Sparkle!
All-Day Workshop with
Lisa Engelbrecht
March 5, 2011
Santa Ana, CA

Complete events listing here
.
  Cannelle et Vanille:
There were sour oranges.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

embroidered pendant

seashell gray neckwarmer

lovemaude: Hand embroidered wool felt oval pendant.

deniz03: Seashell gray neckwarmer.

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